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May 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in this election, and that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states! ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: in a sign of the new, sharper focus of a general election campaign, mr. obama repeatedly hammered his republican rival. >> i don't care how many ways you try to explain it, corporations aren't people; people are people. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: the president acknowledged he's not satisfied with the state of the economy, but he said he wants the wealthiest americans to pay more in taxes, a clear contrast with romney. >> he sincerely believes that if c.e.o.s and wealthy investors like him make money, the rest of us will automatically prosper, as well. ( audience boos ) >> reporter: he said, on issue after issue, romney would take the country backward, specifically mentioning abortion rights and coverage of contraception. >> i want women to control their own health choices, just like i want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons. we are not turning back the clock. we are moving forward. ( cheers and applause ) >> reporter: the rom
May 19, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. chen did not know until his arrival at the airport that they were headed to the united states. ken lieberthal is with the brookings institute. >> the u.s. and china, at least in this instance, were able to work together for an outcome satisfactory to tho both sides and mr. chen. >> reporter: the case focused international attention on the thorny issue of human right rign china. chen air, self-taught lawyer, had been imprisoned four years for speaking out against china's one-child policy and advocating for the rural poor. most recently, chen was under house arrest, where he alleges he and his family were subject to beatings. visitors were turned away. guards monitored his every movement. but last month, under the cover of darkness, chen eluded the guards and escaped with the help of other activists, he traveled 300 miles to beijing where dissidents secretly transferred chen from a van to a u.s. government car, all without being detect the by chinese surveillance. chen was given sanctuary inside the american embassy, touching off a diplomat standoff. after tense negotiations, chinese
May 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the united states. >> reporter: as the ranks of the unemployed and under-employed have remained high, more americans are finding they don't have the money for three meals a day. >> the first thing they will give up is food because it's more disposable. and they can go for days without eating, and they can't go for weeks without paying their represent or having transportation to their jobs. >> reporter: according to the federal government, at some point during the year, nearly 15% of american households will be unable to provide adequate nutritious meals. food pantries are seeing more first-time visitors. retired nurse milady zapata has become a regular at this pantry in new york city. >> i skip meals if i don't have the money. >> reporter: zapata, who lives off her social security benefits, has $300 a month for food after paying her other bills. did you ever think you would have to come to a food pantry to get food? >> no. not at all. i used to think this was stuff that other people may need. >> reporter: a majority of food insecure households receive some government assistance, like food
May 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. >> but in the meantime, that the world community in particular the united states and our allies in nato, that i thought would be with us to make sure that we take strong steps and stay. >> reporter: another difficult question, how to pay the $4 billion tab to keep coalition armed forces in place in a time of global austerity. and the toughest question of all: does withdrawing forces from nato even earlier than planned make it easier for the taliban to reassert control over certain parts of the country? the u.s. general in charge of the coalition made it clear today the answer is yes. he said the taliban would try to take advantage. jeff? >> glor: bill plante in chicago. bill, thank you. whatever nato's ultimate withdrawal timetable is it won't be speedy enough for the demonstrators voicing their dissent outside the summit. dean reynolds is covering that part of the story. >> reporter: thousands of protestors walked the sweltering streets of chicago to vent their oppositions to nato and the government leaders meeting just a few hundred yards away. >> we're spending $2 billion a week killing people far a
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